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State Fair competition results available online

State Fair competition results available online
Many competition results from the 2018 State Fair of Virginia are available online.



Spotsylvania grower breaks State Fair record for giant watermelon

Spotsylvania grower breaks State Fair record for giant watermelon
The winner of this year’s giant watermelon competition set a new State Fair of Virginia record with a whopping 254-pound entry.



Ag features at State Fair include animals, crops—and pizza?

Ag features at State Fair include animals, crops—and pizza?
Agriculture will be everywhere when the State Fair of Virginia opens on Sept. 28.



Registration closes soon for many State Fair competitions

Registration closes soon for many State Fair competitions
Individual registration closes at midnight on Sept. 7 for many competitions at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.



Agriculture has nonstop presence at State Fair

Agriculture has nonstop presence at State Fair
From the moment the front gate opens on Sept. 28, Virginia agriculture will be in the spotlight at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.



State Fair of Virginia records second-highest attendance since 2009

State Fair of Virginia records second-highest attendance since 2009
The State Fair of Virginia’s 2017 attendance was nearly 250,000, the second-highest since the fair moved to The Meadow Event Park in 2009.



Secretariat exhibit now running at main street station

Secretariat exhibit now running at main street station
Just in time for the May 5 Kentucky Derby, The Meadow Event Park has installed an exhibit called “Salute to Secretariat—Virginia’s Triple Crown Legend” in the Main Street Station gallery.



Mid-Atlantic milking show will be part of 2018 State Fair

Mid-Atlantic milking show will be part of 2018 State Fair
The State Fair of Virginia has been chosen to host the American Milking Devon Mid-Atlantic Regional Show in conjunction with its Dairy Cattle Show Sept. 28-30.



The competition’s heating up: Prepare State Fair entries now

The competition’s heating up: Prepare State Fair entries now
Competition guidelines for more than 1,200 categories in which the public can enter are now posted on the State Fair of Virginia’s website.



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